U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “Deandra Dycus’s 18-year-old son, Dre … was shot in the head by a stray bullet in 2014 where his friends were gathered for a birthday party,” RTV 6 Indianapolis “reported” Monday. “Now, Dycus lobbies for ‘gun-sense legislation,’ as she calls it, on behalf of her son.”
That meaningless term is not her neologism. It’s straight out of Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown and Moms Demand Action, and they’ve managed to turn it into a meme that garners hundreds of thousands of hits off of the Google algorithm. You’d think the “professional journalists” at RTV 6 would know that.
“Our kids should be able to go to birthday parties,” the report continues, quoting Dycus. “They should be able to go to school. They should be able to go to their friend’s house without the threat of having their lives shot and taken or shot and altered.”
So what kind of “common sense gun legislation” would make “gun sense” in this case?
The “report” leads off with “House Bill 1149 [which] would hold a person criminally responsible if a child gains access to their unsecured loaded firearm.”
Is that what happened here? With all the build-up, we can certainly be forgiven if we make that assumption.
“On Feb. 1, 2014, DeAndre attended a friend’s birthday party. The gathering, promoted on social media, drew a large crowd. At one point, a group of people were told to leave after instigating a tussle inside the house. Moments later, someone — no one was ever arrested — fired a gun into the house more than 20 times.”
What “common sense gun legislation” would prevent that, especially since multiple laws were already violated?
Evidently, edicts to deprive people who obey laws of due process are high on the list, although what bearing that has on the Dycus case is left unstated. That and “universal background checks.”
No doubt the reptile who fired indiscriminately into a house full of unsupervised “juveniles” would have thought twice had those been in effect. No?
And while it’s not listed as a bill currently under consideration, Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry wasn’t about to let an opportunity for publicity go to waste. As such, he showed off “a photo of an AK-47-style semi-automatic rifle in his presentation,” and made a point of letting everyone know it had been used to kill a police officer. He went on to blame current Indiana law for somehow allowing that.
What do we expect from a politician highlighting his “lifelong loyalty to the Democratic Party”? As such, he needs to blame the gun rather than or the cop-killer, who is suing the late officer’s estate. And best not to mention the cop-killer’s family, who say the officer wouldn’t have been shot if he’d only stayed in his car.
Better to blame guns, right, and to stump for new edicts that will only infringe upon the “law-abiding”? Especially when Curry has a willing local media ready to regurgitate his every contention without question or examination…?
It’s a cinch if you have a “lifelong loyalty to the Democratic Party” and get your “news” from RTV 6, you’ll never have the alternative information to piece together a different picture than the one they're presenting. You’ll likely nod your head in agreement with each proposed new Intolerable Act endorsed by the only side you’re exposed to and say to yourself “That makes perfect gun sense!”
About David Codrea:
David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating/defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament.